2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Black Tea Cake
Suan Zao Shu village is one of the most remote villages in the Jinggu area, taking nearly 2 hours from Jinggu town to arrive there. The winding dirt roads stop about 5 kilometers before you arrive and the remaining distance must be traversed by foot. Suan Zao Shu village lies at an altitude of 1800 meters and is home to tea trees ranging in age from 50 years up to 400 years. Our Suan Zao Shu tea cake is made from tea leaves harvested 200-300 year old tea trees in the Li family tea garden.
Suan Zao Shu tea is very strong in flavor, aroma and cha qi. Our black tea version is from the exact same tea leaves as our raw pu-erh production (available here)! Strong, malty, fruity sweet, with some dark chocolate bitterness makes this a sure bet for lovers of premium tea, and especially for those who love large leaf (assamica) black teas!
Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.
April 2022 Harvest
Wrapper design by Holly Tempka
250 grams per cake (5 cakes per bamboo tong)
19 kilograms in totalPrevious Yunnan Sourcing pressings of Suan Zao Shu are listed below:
2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 404 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 404 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 404 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.